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When Dams Come Down, Salmon and Sand Can Prosper

Erosion, Inform
Oct
20

Studies of dam-removal projects show that migratory species like salmon respond quickly to improved conditions once a dam is removed. But the removal of a dam is demonstrating that there can be another beneficiary: the beach.

Who ‘Owns’ The Beach? (!) In Daytona, Cars, Turtles And Hotels Duke It Out

Driving is not permitted on most beaches in Florida. But in Daytona Beach and other communities in Volusia County, it’s a tradition so ingrained that nobody would even talk about banning vehicles on the beach. It was a taboo subject. The thing that brought it up was protecting sea turtles.

On the Coast, a Warm and Wet Future Unfolds

Sea level rise is a big deal for North Carolina’s low-lying northeastern corner, one of the most vulnerable coastlines in the nation. About 2,000 square miles of the coastal plain rise one meter or less above sea level.

Two Degree Celsius Warming Locks in Sea Level Rise for Thousands of Years

A jump in global average temperatures of 1.5°C to 2°C will see the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves and lead to hundreds and even thousands of years of sea level rise, according to new research.The research highlights the moral significance of decisions made now about mitigating climate change.

Why the Philippines is Being Battered By Yet Another Fearsome Typhoon

Inform
Oct
19

The Philippines sits in what scientists call the “warm pool” in the Western Pacific, with nothing between the country and open water.

A “Fair and Ambitious” Pledge? Not Quite

A new study by researchers at MIT and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo, Norway, has found that pledges by the three largest emitters — the United States, the European Union, and China — leave very little room for the rest of the world to emit.

Philippines Braced as Typhoon Koppu (Lando) Makes Landfall

News
Oct
17

Authorities in the Philippines have cancelled flights and ordered thousands of people in coastal areas to evacuate as Typhoon Koppu, known as Lando in the Philippines, hits the country.

US Curbs Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

The US government has announced new curbs on oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast.

More Than $1B Spent Replenishing N.J. Beaches Over Past 30 Years

More than $1 billion has been spent on beach replenishment efforts in New Jersey over the last three decades. That money has paid for the placement of roughly 120 million cubic yards of sand on the state’s beaches, an amount that could fill a typical dump truck 12 million times.

Water May Erase These Pacific Islands but Not the Culture

Mother Ocean isn’t the heart of providence the people have always known. She is beginning to show a different face, a menacing one of encroaching tides and battering waves. I-Kiribati now live with the reality of marawa rising…

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